The paint surface is clean, the varnish is clear and even and the painting is in overall fair condition. The panel has two old, repaired splits; one runs the width of the panel across the centre, the other runs about half-way across from the left-hand side, 6 cm. from the top. There is a repaired hairline surface crack which runs from the left-hand side, about half-way across the paint surface. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals sensitive restoration to these three horizontal lines, as well as some minor retouching in the lower left- and right-hand corners. There is strengthening to much of the background at the top of the panel, and around the plate, lower right.
Offered in a dark wood frame. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."